Responsibility meaning

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The definition of a responsibility is an obligation or duty.

An example of responsibility is having to take out the trash every night.

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A thing or person that one is responsible for.
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Condition, quality, fact, or instance of being responsible; obligation, accountability, dependability, etc.
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Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
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In object technology, a processing step that an object can perform.
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A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!

The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman.

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The state, quality, or fact of being responsible.
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The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity.
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(military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
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The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

Responsibility is a heavy burden.

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(military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
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